Adopt a Paddlefish!

27,000-acre Caddo Lake – really a flooded bald cypress forest – has more diverse fish species than any other lake in the state of Texas. Paddlefish – also called Spoonbill catfish or Shovelnose catfish – are native to Big Cypress Bayou, which feeds Caddo Lake. They’ve...

Caddo Lake National Heritage Area

U.S. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), and U.S. Representatives Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Mike Johnson (R-LA) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) today introduced legislation to create the Caddo Lake National Heritage Area (S. 2947 and H.R. 5957). The area proposed by the Caddo...

Salvinia Relief (Pictures Included)

The harsh winter this year gave Caddo Lake and it’s surrounding waterways huge relief from Salvinia this spring. There has been an estimated 80% die off of the invasive plant species!  Texas Parks and Wildlife surveyed locations where significant green Salvinia...

Guide Star Platinum Seal of Transparency

**Caddo Lake Institute has earned the 2018 GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency** GuideStar is a third party organization that gathers and disseminates certain transparency facts about registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations. Guidestar provides as much...